Holy Garden Haul Vol. 17 and 18

Petworth garden haul

“Petworth garden haul – tomatoes and peppers Garden Haul

A couple varieties of tomatoes, jalapenos, thai chili peppers and serrano peppers (freshly picked green ones and a few picked last week that are turning red).

I got one of the tomato plants and the jalapeno plant as seedlings from Ross and Leah at http://www.workingoverthyme.com/. They grow seedling in their basement near Florida and 14th. Great stuff.”


From Mt. Pleasant:

“After 5 years of attempting a vegetable garden and harvesting a measly one and a half tomatoes, are efforts are paying off this year. This has been our usually weekly harvest for several weeks now. Heirloom Black Krims, Brandywines, and Beefsteaks.”

If you have a great haul, beautiful tomato or something like that, send an email and a couple photos to princeofpetworth(at)gmail with your neighborhood and garden haul in the subject line and I’ll pick a few winners a week (free PoPville t-shirt or tote bag.)

7 Comment

  • Emmaleigh504

    Such beautiful tomatoes!

  • They are almost too pretty to eat, but I’ll bet they’re delicious. Did you do anything special to help the plants this year, or do you attribute it to the weather?

    • Thanks, we did do something special. We used the tomato success kit from Gardener’s Supply (self watering, that’s key!) along with their organic tomato fertilizer. Along with that, we used Sea Magic organic seaweed fertilizer. They grew like crazy when we put that on. Plants need water and fertilizer, who knew?

  • Any tips on how to keep the squirrels away from the tomatoes? I can’t seem to keep them off of mine, and my haul is extremely reduced this year.

    • I just pick them early (right after they’re no longer green). They finish ripening well enough off the vine. I use the same technique with figs.

      • There were a few that made it to the orange stage, and the squirrels got some of those, which I think whet their appetite for more, and now they pull the entirely green ones off too. It looks like I have some more flowers budding, so I’m hoping that I’ll have a second harvest, and will be sure to stay vigilant in my quest to thwart the dastardly squirrels!

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